As art director and production lead of Neoscape San Francisco, Jason manages not only the creative production teams, but also the internal resources necessary to support the studio’s growth. In this key strategic role, he is instrumental in extending the Neoscape brand and culture to the West Coast, creating a world-class studio that fosters our core values of collaboration, drive, and creativity. Jason thrives on client partnerships, and they in turn rely on his creative instinct to find and deliver the best solutions for their business challenges. Working for over a decade in the industry, Jason is expert at using his artistic abilities to create clean, sophisticated work that tells project stories with impact. His intimate knowledge of the local market, years of production and management experience, and exceptional client service—combined with his familiarity with Neoscape—make him the perfect fit to lead Neoscape San Francisco.
Jason first worked at Neoscape in 2011 as senior digital artist, where he directed several of the Boston studio’s visualization teams, mentored junior artists, and created some of Neoscape’s most beautiful work. He was the team lead on film and 3D illustration production for a number of Safdie Architects’ most complex international developments, including Chongqing and Altair. Before joining Neoscape Boston, Jason honed his architectural visualization skills at HMC Architects and WLC Architects, both in southern California. He was also a corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 – 2005. Most recently, Jason was production director for a visualization studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jason’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including the American Society of Architectural Illustrators’ prestigious Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize in 2013 for his 3D illustration of over,under’s Museo Maya de America project. He also received an ASAI Award of Excellence in 2011 and has had several images featured in Ballistic Publishing’s Exposé series. From 2009-2013, Jason served as editor for cgpress.org, researching and creating new content, writing software reviews, and updating the site with new content. He is also currently a senior lecturer at California College of the Arts where he teaches 3D visualization and storytelling, with a focus on architecture and design.
Jason spends most of his weekends hiking, camping, shooting photos of landscapes—and generally being inspired by California’s great outdoors. There may also be a few IPAs and a little rye whiskey involved. He and his wife Angel (whom he met while working at Neoscape Boston) share a dog named Mo and a cat named Gordon. He loves anything mid-century, and lastly, he’s a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan, which makes for some interesting rivalries with the New York and Boston studios.